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By Bones McCoy
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Back to one of my pet hates during the Brexit Campaign.

BBC radio news reports "Demonstrations in several cities against decision to prorogue parliament".

The only accompanying sound clip was a counter-demonstrator grumbling about "Thwarting the will of the people".
 
By Boiler
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Your BBC balance, right there.

See also: climate change and Nigel Lawson.

'sfunny; according to the gammons and their friends who live at the back of me - you know the sort, the one where the woman has that intangible sort of quality to her voice that instinctively lets you know she's a nasty cow and also, who protractedly say "the Bee Bee Cee" - believe the Beeb is positively anti-Brexit... :roll:
 
By Snowflake
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Back to one of my pet hates during the Brexit Campaign.

BBC radio news reports "Demonstrations in several cities against decision to prorogue parliament".

The only accompanying sound clip was a counter-demonstrator grumbling about "Thwarting the will of the people".
Have to say I don't really watch the BBC news channel much these days, preferring Sky, but something I noticed when I did watch it was that pre-referendum the BBC would regularly solicit the views of members of the BME community via street interviews and as studio guests. All I seemed to see post referendum was middle aged gammons.
 
By cycloon
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Back to one of my pet hates during the Brexit Campaign.

BBC radio news reports "Demonstrations in several cities against decision to prorogue parliament".

The only accompanying sound clip was a counter-demonstrator grumbling about "Thwarting the will of the people".
Any strike action will have a frustrated punter being interviewed, chances are, over any striker.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Back to one of my pet hates during the Brexit Campaign.

BBC radio news reports "Demonstrations in several cities against decision to prorogue parliament".

The only accompanying sound clip was a counter-demonstrator grumbling about "Thwarting the will of the people".
Credit where it's due.
They'd sorted it by midnight, with a couple of genuine marchers also being interviewed.

Still, lie half way around the world etc etc.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Snowflake wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:40 am
Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Back to one of my pet hates during the Brexit Campaign.

BBC radio news reports "Demonstrations in several cities against decision to prorogue parliament".

The only accompanying sound clip was a counter-demonstrator grumbling about "Thwarting the will of the people".
Have to say I don't really watch the BBC news channel much these days, preferring Sky, but something I noticed when I did watch it was that pre-referendum the BBC would regularly solicit the views of members of the BME community via street interviews and as studio guests. All I seemed to see post referendum was middle aged gammons.
If you're outside the Post Office in Clacton* at 11:00hrs you're going to get retirees and postmen.

* Other Brexit towns are available, and it's always a Brexit town (Presumably to avoid accusations of Metropolitan elitism).


It reflects the general futility of running a phone-in or vox pop in the middle of the morning and expecting to glean the wisdom of captains of industry.
By Andy McDandy
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Got vox popped once, just before the Iraq war. I was in a park in Stroud. Gave a nuanced answer (didn't think it was a good idea, but opposition to the war had been unfocused and too little too late) just to be told that they wouldn't use it as they needed something "punchier".

But yeah, 11.00 outside Wetherspoons and inherent class biases of reporters.
 
By Boiler
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:50 am
But yeah, 11.00 outside Wetherspoons and inherent class biases of reporters.
You mean "pissed with a Full English inside 'em"??

It's odd, but I can remember how a 'spoons was once the place to be - decent beer, no jukebox or slots. And then...
 
By Samanfur
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Since the BBC moved up north, the entirety of the views of anywhere north of Birmingham seem to be represented by whoever's in 'Spoons or at the market in Bolton at 2pm.

It's always Bolton. The BBC know exactly what they're doing.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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I remember reading that when it came to Vox they would go to towns like Stoke at lunchtime when all the retirees where out and interview a few of them and then present it as the view of Stoke of course they didn't hang around to 5:00 then they would have gotten a very different reaction.
 
By youngian
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Johnson still tries to masquerade as a serious politician but the BBC can no longer even be bothered to do the same as a serious news organisation. And its not even Johnson’s dog. As if he’s going to look after it when his tart moves out
Boris Johnson's new rescue puppy moves into Downing Street

A puppy from an animal rescue charity in South Wales has moved in to Downing Street with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The 15-week-old Jack Russell-cross, which has been named Dilyn, had been left abandoned by puppy farmers.

It has moved from Friends of Animals Wales in Rhondda, into the flat above No 11 Downing Street where Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds live.

They were keen to promote Lucy's Law - a crackdown on puppy farms.

A spokesman for the prime minister said: "The PM has always been a passionate supporter of animal welfare and believes in giving animals the best start in life." https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-wales-49548946
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Samanfur wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Since the BBC moved up north, the entirety of the views of anywhere north of Birmingham seem to be represented by whoever's in 'Spoons or at the market in Bolton at 2pm.

It's always Bolton. The BBC know exactly what they're doing.
Yep.

I can only recall one time where the reporter spoke to some "heartland" Remainers. It was in Blaenau Gwent. The name of this dogged newshound? Nick Clegg. He went down the local college and spoke to some young people.
 
By Daley Mayle
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Back to one of my pet hates during the Brexit Campaign.

BBC radio news reports "Demonstrations in several cities against decision to prorogue parliament".

The only accompanying sound clip was a counter-demonstrator grumbling about "Thwarting the will of the people".
I caught a BBC News coverage of the march and from memory the voice over said there was a mix of protestors and of the three people who gave their vox pop to camera one was holding a Socialist Worker placard and another was a transgender person who looked like Frank Maloney.

Caveat: I have absolutely no problems with transgender person or asking them for their opinions on any matter but it was almost as if the editor was playing to the gallery of the average Daily Mail reader who would have spluttered into his cup of tea, nudged his missus and said, 'Look at that, the protestors are all bloody leftie liberals'.

Nothing wrong with Frank either. Top bloke.
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